Despite some opposition to the plan, the Immigration Office from the Mayo/ Roscommon/ Longford Division Headquarters in Castlebar is relocating to Ballyhaunis Garda station.

That was confirmed by Division Garda Chief Superintendent Raymond McMahon at the Mayo Joint Policing Committee meeting on Friday last.

Mayo Deputy Alan Dillon outlined his opposition to the relocation saying that there is inadequate public transport available to access appointments in Ballyhaunis.
Deputy Dillon argued that the majority of immigrants to this county, at present ,are concentrated in the Castlebar and Westport areas.
In response, Chief Superintendent McMahon said that the Immigration Office will move to Ballyhaunis.
He explained that space is limited in the Castlebar Garda Station at present and that the reality is that people are only requested to attend the Immigration Office once a year, and provided with notice of a scheduled appointment.
He concluded saying that if it became obvious that an outreach office is required in addition to the Ballyhaunis location, than that will be considered at that stage.

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